Celebrating Diversity

We strive to work hand-in-hand with employers who recognize that newcomers bring broader perspectives and expertise to the workforce. Many Saskatchewan companies get a competitive edge by hiring staff from diverse cultural backgrounds, which reflects the increasingly diverse mosaic of their current and prospective clientele. SODS holds an annual awards ceremony to recognize the achievements of companies and individuals that have shown exceptional leadership in workplace diversity and have demonstrated an inclusive attitude towards new immigrants.

Our 2019 awards gala will be held on February 7th at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Bessborough. Buy your tickets now.

Nomination and Selection Process

  •  Self-nominations and nominations by third parties are accepted until December 14, 2018. To nominate yourself or someone else in one of the categories, fill out the appropiate nomination form above.
  • The selection committee includes the SODS Executive Director, one member of another service organization for immigrants in Saskatchewan, the Employment Services Unit Manager, a representative from Saskatoon business community and a representative from Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. The members review the nominations and assign scores on the basis of the evaluation criteria outlined in the nomination forms. The nominee with the highest score in their category is declared the winner.
  •  Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on February 7, 2019.

Winner Recognition

  • Public recognition and networking opportunities at the awards ceremony
  • A plaque recognizing the winner’s contributions, to be displayed with pride
  • A window decal to be placed at the winners place of business.
  • Media coverage – the winners’ names will be announced in press releases and winners’ profiles will be posted on the SODS website
Annual Diversity Awards Gala

Annual Diversity Awards 2019 | Nominations

The nominations for the Annual Diversity Awards 2019 are closed. The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony. 

Awards Categories:

  • Leadershipr in Immigrant Recruitment
  • Excellence in Immigrant Integration
  • Employer Partner of the Year
  • Long-Term Employer Partner
  • Individual Achievement 
  • Newcomer Entrepreneur

Annual Diversity Awards Winners 2018 | Winners

  • Jerry's Food Emporium | Leadership in Immigrant Employment – Small Business
  • Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre | Leadership in Immigrant Employment – Big Business
  • 7shifts Employee Scheduling Software Inc. | Excellence in Immigrant Integration – Small Business
  • The Home Depot | Excellence in Immigrant Integration – Big Business
  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. | Excellence in Immigrant Integration – Big Business
  • Vendasta Technologies Inc. | SODS Employer Partner of the Year 
  • Mr. Jim Bence | Individual Achievement in Immigrant Employment and Integration

Learn more about the 2018 winners